ABOUT THE MOVIE & 6-PART SERIES
THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ESTIMATES APPOXIMATELY 2 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE U.S. ALONE ARE ADDICTED TO PRESCRIPTION OPIODS.
THIS IS THE STORY OF ONE.
A family portrait - three generations. One accidental addiction.
Political careers and societal privilege create distance between Jacqueline and her husband, Magnus Mitchell, a D.C. lobbyist. Over achieving daughter, Jilly, 20’s, an aspiring photographer, enrolled at Hampton University, has long felt the strain and neglect – turning instead to her bohemian boyfriend, Paul, for comfort and attention.
Unnoticed, Jilly develops a growing addiction to prescribed opiate painkillers due to a
fall from her thoroughbred.
News of a car accident causes her busy parents and doting grandmother, Zillah Stewart, to rush to her side. Addled by denial, Jacqueline and Magnus regard their daughter’s
addiction as an embarrassing nuisance, disrupting the status quo. As this family unravels the truth, Jacqueline recommends the posh safety of their Chesapeake Bay home as a part of Jilly’s ongoing recovery. But Jilly has another idea. Secrets that have haunted the Mitchell’s are unlocked at a rustic lodge setting healing these three women like never before.
Producer, director, writer and actress, Victoria Rowell has been recognized by
193 members of Congress for her advocacy on arts, education, healthcare, foster care and adoption.
Recently receiving 7 nominations for her comedy series, The Rich and the
Ruthless, which Ms. Rowell executive produced, directed and co-wrote now
streaming on the Urban Movie Channel UMC.tv – founded by BET’s Robert L.
Johnson – Rowell credits part of its success to being partially filmed in Montego
Bay. Rowell brokered a licensing deal with Television Jamaica in 2017 to rave
reviews, starring Oliver Samuels. Ms. Rowell’s production company, Days Ferry
Productions created multiple jobs in front and behind the camera.
The Rich and the Ruthless Season II launches this summer! And SEASON III is
in the works. https://umc.tv/film/rich-ruthless/
International recognized, the EMMY nominated and award-winning actress,
spent 18 years in foster care and has used her celebrity as a speaker on Capitol
Hill and abroad in India, Russia, Africa, Jamaica among many other countries, to
speak on behalf of youth, women, girls and breaking the cycle of poverty and
psychological bondage of abandonment. She puts a premium on mentoring,
education and jobs. And has successfully brokered employment for foster youth
behind the camera with VIACOM and other entertainment companies.
Victoria Rowell, Executive Producer, Writer, Director